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Obama Administration’s Open Government Projects, round 2

From Information Week: The Obama Administration released a second round of open government initiatives, introducing nearly two dozen plans to stimulate or improve the government’s interaction with citizens — from streamlining Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to “participatory budgeting” mechanisms allowing citizens to guide public spending projects in their communities.

The Second Open Government National Action Plan (NAP) expands on initiatives from the administration’s first set of open government initiatives, released in September 2011. Those initiatives included improving the functionality of various government websites, including the White House “We the People” online petition site,,, and other open data initiatives throughout government agencies.

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